We see a lot of computer viruses come through our shop. While we’re happy to help our clients, we are avid believers in an ounce of prevention. Using constant vigilance when checking your email, anti-malware software, and a plugin for your web browser can do a world of good.
If an email you receive reads oddly and contains links or attachments, even if it’s from someone you know, it could be a phishing scam. If you aren’t sure, your best bet is to not click or open anything and reach out to the sender separately to confirm the authenticity. A simple call or message can save you a lot of trouble.
Additionally, you should invest in good cybersecurity software. We recommend using modern anti-malware software, like VIPRE to keep your computer system protected. You can use also this software to scan your emails for malware.
Popup Ads are not only annoying, but hackers use them to impersonate brands and trick you into entering your information on a fake website. Even the FBI is recommending Popup blockers for anyone that goes online. Installing a browser extension like AdBlock Plus can give you faster browsing and help keep your data safe.
Whether you surf the web a little or a lot, you need to protect yourself. Be vigilant about what you click on and protect yourself from hackers and trackers with solid cybersecurity practices.